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7 times it's okay to skip a workout

Friday, July 24, 2015

1) Whenever the heck you want. You do not owe health, fitness, or a particular body size/shape to anyone.

2) Whenever the heck you want. If the thought of slogging through yet another session fills you with dread - don't do it.

3) Whenever the heck you want. Sometimes vegging in front of the tv is exactly what your body, mind, and soul need.

4) Whenever the heck you want. Yeah you've already paid for this class but really, there's more to life than money.

5) Whenever the heck you want. Do you want to look back on your life and remember that one run you went on, or the time you skipped a run to join in some last-minute plans with a friend?

6) Whenever the heck you want. Because lie-ins feel flipping amazing.

7) Whenever the heck you want. Again, because it's so important - You do not OWE health, fitness, or a particular body size or shape to anyone.

When is it NOT okay to skip a workout? Whenever the heck you want.

Your body: your rules.
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    Ummm, WOWW!

    The media is chock-full of "should's....

    This is a breath of fresh air ... as the late Dr. Albert Ellis used to say, there are few things worse than "should-ing" on yourself ... emoticon

    2090 days ago
    I love this list. Keep being awesome.
    2141 days ago
    You made my day. I've now added this blog to my favorites-- what a lovely dose of reality.
    2157 days ago
    When is it OK to skip a workout? Whenever you decide that working at being healthy and feeling good is less important to your life at the moment than whatever else you want to do. It's your choice, every time. Stop and think. Make a decision, then move on. Don't feel guilty. If you made the best choice you could at the time, you have nothing to feel guilty about. If you just got lazy, and didn't feel motivated enough to work out, then when you do start to feel guilty, use that energy instead to work on finding better motivations to remind you how important your physical health is, and how without health a lot of other things you like/want are not going to be options for you. Life is always made up of compromises between the ideal and the realities of living. Maturity is not letting those compromises make you crazy.
    2161 days ago
    There are always choices. Health is a job just like any other
    2161 days ago
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    YES YES YES!!!
    2161 days ago
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